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Rajnath Singh: Defence Minister of India
Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician serving as the Defence Minister of India. He is the former President of Bharatiya Janata Party. He has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He was the Home Minister in the First Modi Ministry. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice i.e. 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He is a veteran leader of the BJP who started his career as a RSS Swayamsevak. He is an advocate of the party's Hindutva ideology.

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Constitution essential in building new India: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Constitution essential in building new India: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh on November 18 said that country's Constitution is essential in building 'New India'. He said, "Constitution teaches discipline and unity in diversity. Liberty,..

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Watch: DRDO test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system [Video]

Watch: DRDO test fires Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile air defence system

DRDO successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air missile for the second time on Tuesday. DRDO’s back to back test trials of QRSAM was lauded by the defence minister Rajnath Singh. The..

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Nitish Kumar elected as leader of NDA in Bihar: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Nitish Kumar elected as leader of NDA in Bihar: Rajnath Singh

Soon after NDA legislature party meeting held in Patna, BJP leader and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on November 15 informed that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected as the leader of..

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Nitish Kumar named as next CM of Bihar in NDA meeting [Video]

Nitish Kumar named as next CM of Bihar in NDA meeting

Janata Dal (United) chief Nitish Kumar has been named as the next Chief Minister of Bihar on November 15. His name was announced in National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting in Patna. Defence Minister..

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Diwali 2020: PM Modi, President Kovind, others extend their wishes to nation [Video]

Diwali 2020: PM Modi, President Kovind, others extend their wishes to nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali. He wished for the festival to bring 'brightness and happiness'. This year too, PM Modi has continued the tradition of spending..

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Bihar results: Amit Shah, JP Nadda arrive at BJP headquarters for celebrating NDA victory [Video]

Bihar results: Amit Shah, JP Nadda arrive at BJP headquarters for celebrating NDA victory

Celebrations at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in the national capital is underway following the victory of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar elections 2020. BJP president JP Nadda..

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Celebrations begin at BJP headquarters following Bihar elections triumph [Video]

Celebrations begin at BJP headquarters following Bihar elections triumph

Following the triumph of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar elections 2020, party workers are celebrating the victory at BJP headquarters in Delhi on November 11. NDA won 122 seats in the..

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India's anti-satellite missile system statue unveiled by Rajnath Singh [Video]

India's anti-satellite missile system statue unveiled by Rajnath Singh

A statue of India's anti-satellite missile system was unveiled in Delhi at the DRDO headquarters. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the statue at a ceremony. PM Modi had announced successful..

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates model of anti-satellite missile system at DRDO HQ [Video]

Rajnath Singh inaugurates model of anti-satellite missile system at DRDO HQ

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari visited Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Bhawan on November 09. They witnessed..

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Ability to deter war crucial for achieving peace: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Ability to deter war crucial for achieving peace: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended diamond jubilee celebrations of National Defence College on November 05. He attended the event via video-conferencing. Singh said, "The most fundamental..

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Bihar polls: 'PoK belongs to India,' says Rajnath Singh at Muzaffarpur rally [Video]

Bihar polls: 'PoK belongs to India,' says Rajnath Singh at Muzaffarpur rally

Ahead of final round of voting for Bihar's state assembly, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a rally in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. While addressing the rally, Rajnath Singh said that PoK belongs to India..

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'Pak minister admitted role in Pulwama attack': Rajnath Singh hits out at oppn [Video]

'Pak minister admitted role in Pulwama attack': Rajnath Singh hits out at oppn

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh recalled the 2019 Pulwama terror attack which left as many as 40 CRPF jawans dead. Singh attacked Congress over its remarks linking the ghastly attack to Lok Sabha..

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Opposition called Pulwama attack a conspiracy by PM Modi: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Opposition called Pulwama attack a conspiracy by PM Modi: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on October 31 slammed opposition as he accused them of calling Pulwama terror attack a "conspiracy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi" to "gain sympathy" ahead of 2019..

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Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh [Video]

Aiming missiles, drones: How new US pact helps India against China in Ladakh

One of the highlights of the latest edition of the India-US 2+2 dialogue was the signing of the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement. The pact, signed during the visit of US Secretaries of State..

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Rajnath Singh says Ahmed Patel made remarkable contribution to Congress, public life

"Saddened by the demise of senior Congress leader and MP, Shri Ahmed Patel ji. He was a seasoned leader, who made remarkable contribution to his party and public life. Ahmed Bhai had friends across..
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BJP MP Dr Rita Bahuguna Joshi's 6-year-old granddaughter, burnt by firecrackers, dies during treatment

BJP MP Dr Rita Bahuguna Joshi spoke to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, and CM Yogi after the accident and sought better treatment.
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Rajnath Singh to inaugurate model of anti-satellite missile system at DRDO headquarters, Delhi


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India, China to hold 8th round of military talks today amid border standoff

On Thursday, Defence minister Rajnath Singh said, India is determined to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity "in the face of unilateralism and aggression, no matter what the sacrifice".
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Only the ability to deter war can ensure peace, says Rajnath


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Will not allow anybody to grab an inch of India's territory: Rajnath in poll rally


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India determined to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh on Ladakh row

The defence minister also said that India attaches importance to peaceful resolution of differences through dialogue and is committed to respect various agreements inked for maintenance of peace along..
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PoK to Gilgit-Baltistan integral part of India, illegally occupied by Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

He took a dig at the Congress on raising fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 2019 Pulwama terror attack and questioned their silence after Pakistan admitted to the attack.
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Hate speeches, personal remarks by leaders not good for healthy democracy: Rajnath Singh


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Rajnath Singh extends wishes to the 'Warriors of the East' on 100th Raising Day of Eastern Command


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What Rajnath said & what US heard were different things


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Opposition will lose face if I speak up: Rajnath

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday rejected former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s claims over Chinese transgression in Ladakh as “baseless” and said he should rise above politics in..
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Rajnath Singh slams Rahul for 'misleading' claim on China


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Russia fulfills India's defence requirement list handed over in June

The defence requirement was handed over during Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's June visit to Moscow.
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PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh greet people on Valmiki Jayanti


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Pak minister's admission revealed truth of Pulwama attack, silenced govt critics: Rajnath Singh

Defence minister Rajnath Singh Friday said that a Pakistani ministers admission of his country's involvement in the 2019 Pulwama attack has revealed the truth on the matter and silenced those who had..
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Government will do all to equip frontline troops: Rajnath Singh


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Indian troops standing firm; talks with China to continue: Defence minister Rajnath Singh


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Army most trusted and inspiring organisation in India: Rajnath Singh


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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh heaps praise on Indian Army for handling 'current security situation'

India's combat readiness along the Line of Actual Control with China as well as the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is being reviewed.
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Mike Pompeo attacks China, Rajnath Singh says ‘challenged by reckless aggression’

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo did not hesitate to name China and said, “US leaders and citizens see with increasing clarity that the Chinese Communist Party is no friend to democracy, the rule of..
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Pompeo, Esper call on PM Modi, covey US interest in strengthening ties

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and US Ambassador to India Ken Juster were also present during the meeting.
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US Secretary of State Pompeo, Defence Secretary Esper call on PM Modi

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark T Esper called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. External affairs minister S Jaishankar, defence minister Rajnath Singh, National..
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Rajnath Singh to address four-day Army Commanders' Conference in Delhi


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India-US third 2+2 inter-ministerial dialogue today, geospatial pact BECA to be signed

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence secretary Mark Esper arrived in New Delhi on Monday for talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
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Rajnath Singh, Mark Esper discuss maritime, joint service cooperation

During the meet, special focus was put on logistical support, maritime cooperation which includes majorly naval cooperation between the two countries.
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India, US hold defence minister-level talks

A meeting between visiting US secretary of defence Mark T Esper and India's defence minister Rajnath Singh started in New Delhi on Monday to discuss various issues.
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Won’t let anyone grab an inch of our land: Rajnath Singh

India wants to peacefully resolve the military confrontation with China in eastern Ladakh, said Union minister Rajnath Singh. He made the remarks after reviewing the operational military readiness..
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Rajnath Singh's visit to Sikkim cancelled due to inclement weather

Singh was to visit areas in Sikkim and interact with troops at border posts along the Line of Actual (LAC) with China in the Sikkim sector.
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Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja', says Army won't let anyone take an inch of country's land

Singh made these remarks after performing 'Shastra Puja' at Sukna War Memorial in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane was also present at the occasion.
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Rajnath reviews LAC situation in eastern sector at Army's Trishakti Corps in Sukna

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reviewed the combat preparedness of the Indian Army at the Sukna-based headquarters of its 33 Corps which is responsible for guarding the Line of Actual..
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Rajnath to perform ‘shastra puja’ with jawans along LAC


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Rajnath to visit Sikkim and Darjeeling, offer Shastra Puja


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Rajnath to review operational readiness in eastern sector with China

Defence minister Rajnath Singh will review the operational situation and military preparedness in the north-east sector during a visit over the weekend, amidst the continuing military confrontation in..
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Indian soldiers have done 'miraculous job' on China border: Rajnath Singh


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Defence minister Rajnath Singh likely to visit Sikkim on Dussehra


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Rajnath Singh approves new DRDO procurement manual to facilitate indigenous defence industry


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Rajnath to address over 18 rallies in Bihar

Senior BJP leader and defence minister Rajnath Singh will address more than 18 rallies over six days in poll-bound Bihar, his office said Monday.
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Bihar Election: BJP releases second list of star campaigners, Shahnawaz and Rudy's name included

Some other leaders to be campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections are Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani.
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Armed force veterans write to President seeking action over fake 'Muslim regiment' social media post

The letter written on Wednesday and has also been marked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, urges the government to "investigate the antecedents of individuals who have..
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'It has no locus standi to comment on India's internal matters: MEA rejects China's claim on Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh

The remark came a day after Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 44 strategic bridges in Ladakh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir.
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China Study Group discusses seventh Corps Commanders meet amid LAC stand-off

The group that includes NSA Ajit Doval, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, CDS Bipin Rawat and other top Indian officials, met for 90 minutes. The meeting comes..
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Govt always open for discussion with farmers on new farm laws: Javadekar

About 29 organisations representing farmers boycotted the meeting, saying there was no minister present to hear their concerns. They protested outside Krishi Bhavan and tore copies of new farm laws...
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Centre reaches out to stakeholders on farm bills; Rajnath meets farmers, policy experts

Reaching out to stakeholders to allay apprehensions about the recently passed farm bills, Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday met policy experts, industry leaders and academicians associated with..
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Pakistan, China colluding on border rows: Rajnath Singh

Forty-four permanent bridges providing connectivity to forward areas on the western, northern and north-eastern fronts were formally inaugurated on Monday, even as defence minister Rajnath Singh warned..
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 44 strategic bridges built by BRO, 7 in Ladakh alone

Along with inaugurating 44 bridges, the Defence Minister also laid the symbolic foundation of Nechifu tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh.
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Border dispute created as if it was under a mission: Rajnath Singh on eastern Ladakh standoff

After Pakistan, China is also creating a dispute at the border with India as if it was part of a "mission", defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, as Indian and Chinese troops remain locked in..
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Rajnath Singh dedicates 44 bridges constructed by BRO to nation

Amid the border row with China, India is expediting work on several key projects including on a strategic road linking Darcha in Himachal Pradesh with Ladakh that will criss-cross a number of..
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India successfully test-fires DRDO's 'Rudram' Anti-Radiation Missile

India successfully test-fired the 'Rudram' Anti-Radiation Missile, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), from a Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft off the east coast on Friday...
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